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True or false? Chess will never be solved! why?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #761


    Chess doesn't need to be solved, it's not a problem. It's a GAME.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #762


    The question of whether there is a forced win from the starting position or if the game is drawn with best play from both sides is the "problem". This is the question at the heart of "solving" chess.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #763


    Chess is 10^43 problems, a fraction of which are solved. Some of these "solutions" have changed over the past century or two. Here's one that was solved by Alexei Shirov but that continues to defy computers:


    Shirov Test

    Alexei Shirov found the winning ideas in a position that often has stymied chess engines. The game was Topalov - Shirov, Linares 1998.

    Black to move

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